Survival Shows Are Just Reality TV (Transcript)

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All right, folks, with the download button on a Survivalist podcast. And as always, folks,

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you can catch all of our old episodes at Survivalist podcast on SoundCloud,

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are up there from when we back when we first started this thing. I know it’s been a while

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since we did one of these. It’s been probably since COVID started, so 2020 or so, maybe earlier

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than that. But things happened, things changed, and I had to take some time off from doing these

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kind of things to help my family. And we had a lot of other things going on and nothing bad.

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A lot of some not so good things, some good things, but my wife and my children were all

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okay. Everything’s fine. Nothing. Like I said, we had some losses in the family, not from COVID,

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but just from other things. And things like that going on. We had some new property purchases. We

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had estates assembled, my father-in-law, my parents. So we had a lot of things going on.

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So unfortunately, sometimes the things you enjoy doing have to take the backseat for the family

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stuff. But I’m glad to be back on the air to get some of the things I feel like talking about off

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my chest and just share with you guys and keep going on with what we do here talking about.

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Prepping, survival, everything, all that kind of stuff. But if you’re listening for the first time,

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this isn’t one of those shows where we only talk about where everything is going to hit the fan

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and all that kind of stuff. I’m not one of those kinds of people. I do believe that we have to be

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prepared and that things happen and all that. I’m not that guy that believes that we’re all going to

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have to bunker down one day for years on end because of the zombie apocalypse. I don’t believe

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in that kind of stuff. I do think that there are situations where we’re going to be prepared for

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maybe a week or two, three in the house for hurricanes, tornadoes, things that happen like

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that. But I’m not that person that thinks that the world’s going to come to an end and we’re all going

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to just be living in our houses and fighting off the zombies. I don’t think that’s going to happen.

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Some people believe that, but that’s not what this show is about. That’s not what I talk about.

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It’s good to be back and it is good to talk about things. Like I said, I’m more into helping you

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live a better life and be more prepared, help you with things like outdoor skills,

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things of that nature, stuff like that. Financials, preparing for the future,

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things like that. I just hate to think of always thinking about the doom and the gloom,

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but like I said, it is good to be back and I might be talking about things again.

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I’m going to change the show around a little bit to a certain degree in the sense of I do want to

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talk about other things that are important to me. We can talk politics a little bit for a change.

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We never used to do it. We can talk about just other things that we feel like talking about.

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Like I said, outdoor skills, prepping skills, forging. I’ve gotten into metal forging quite

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a bit lately, blacksmithing, all that kind of stuff. I’ve gotten into bow making, archery,

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seriously into all that kind of stuff, into the outdoor survival skills stuff,

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all that kind of stuff. What I’ve been spending a lot of time doing, working on my homestead,

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we’ve had this place almost six years now and we’ve done a lot of changes around the homestead

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and stuff like that. Those kinds of things. Like I said, I think that it’s always good to be

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prepared. But sometimes being prepared, saving money and being prepared for the future. Being

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prepared isn’t always about the end of the world’s message, but being prepared for when you retire,

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being prepared for your next big purchase, being prepared for buying a house, being prepared.

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There’s a lot more than just being prepared for the doom and gloom.

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But one thing I do want to talk about though, guys, is the

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well, I want to talk about the, I’m not talking about the government, I want to talk about the way

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the world has been working the last couple of years. The last couple of years,

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it’s become evident to people like me that are really more the down the middle group.

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I don’t take Republican or Democrat. I am the kind of person, I believe the government needs to keep

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their hands out of things and let us live our lives. I don’t believe the government has a right

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to tell us what we can and cannot do with our bodies. That’s our decision. It’s our bodies,

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not theirs. I don’t believe the government has a right to tell us what we can and cannot do with

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our firearms. I don’t believe the government has a right to tell me what I can and cannot do on my

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own land. I don’t believe the government has a right to tell me what I have to do with my money

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or what they’re going to do with my money that they tax me. I’m one of those people that I think

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the government, we need a government, we need a structure, we need a system, but I think that

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we need a less intrusive one. That’s always been kind of my viewpoint on this podcast and it always

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will be. But right now we have just a system that both sides are not working. We have the Democrats

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on one side that should be able to pass anything through Congress and through the Senate and they’ve

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got 50/50 split in the Senate and they still can’t get things passed. They have majority in the

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House. The House seems to be okay, but when it hits the Senate, everything just seems to stall

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out there and it’s really kind of crazy that when Democrats have 50/50, they should be able to,

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Kamala should have to break up, Vice President Kamala Harris should have to break the tie all

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the time. But apparently people are voting Republican that are Democrats and now the

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president comes on the audacity says, if you want things to get done, come midterms, you need to vote

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Democrat even more than before. Well, we all voted Democrat and nothing really changed. And the same

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thing goes with the Republicans. The Republicans are infighting now. The Republicans are split just

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like they were before the Clinton administration when the party was split. It’s kind of the same

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thing we have now where the party is split between your regular Republicans and then the pro-Trump

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Republicans. They’re all fighting. And then you have the Democrats who, you have Democrats right

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now that are saying that Biden shouldn’t run for a second term since when does the sitting president

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not run for a second term? I mean, it’s just, like I said, you have a system right now where both

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sides of the fence are not working. And the only people that are going to suffer is the American

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people. And it’s kind of sad actually, really. You know, this country, you know, it’s the 4th of July

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and I really wanted to restart this podcast on the 4th of July. It’s a very special day,

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you know, country 246 years old. And it’s pretty sad we’re having these problems. I can’t imagine

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that our forefathers and everybody that started this country originally ever imagined that this

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would be what is going on 246 years later. So like I said, it’s very curious to me

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that we have, you know, these kind of things are going on right now. And just

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the only people that are going to suffer is the American people. You know, you’re seeing these

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gas prices that are going to seriously hurt people. Maybe not now, but definitely come winter

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when people have to heat their homes. I know my wife and I, we actually burned wood, but we also

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have propane backup. And I know what it’s going to cost us this year for just for the propane.

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It was almost double last year. And there are people that had bought homes that, you know,

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knew they could afford them. And now what’s going to happen when their gas bill is doubled?

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So I’m curious to see, usually after winters, when you start seeing the foreclosures, or usually when

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you’ll start seeing the housing markets start to start hitting the crapper, you know, we’re already

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seeing the stock market, you know, majorly tanging. So, you know, the only, you know,

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the prices of housing are going through the roof, the inflation is going through the roof,

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the cost of food is going through the roof. You know, what, you know, people, do you think people

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in Washington know how much meat costs? They don’t. Do you think those people? No, they don’t.

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Do you really think the president really, he never stops and fills up the presidential,

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you know, his presidential vehicle, you know, I mean, it’s, I mean, I’m sure he knows because

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people tell him, but, you know, it’s pretty crazy that, you know, the cost of inflation,

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and part of the cost of inflation is all stimulus packages they put through too. You know, they put

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all the stimulus packages through so that, you know, the economy wouldn’t crash during COVID,

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especially during lockdown. And unfortunately that caused a big thing, which broke the supply chain,

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which was very delicate to begin with. And now we are in a situation where the supply chain,

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supplying demands, a big issue. People are paying double and triple for things, but they should.

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You can’t get cars right now. They’re hard to come by. The price of used cars have gone up

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tremendously. So it’s a very, you know, it’s a very delicate, tough situation that everybody,

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the Americans in the country are in right now. And they’re not, there’s not, nobody in Washington’s

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doing anything about it. They’ve tried a couple of different things. They didn’t work. They tried,

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they’re talking about now a gas holiday for a few months. I don’t know what that’s going to do

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besides maybe, maybe help the Democrats with the election. I mean, that’s, I mean, and the

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Republicans are anti trying to stop the gouging that there is with the gas prices. So neither side

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doesn’t, neither side cares about us. I mean, the Democrats don’t care, the Republicans don’t care.

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So what do you do as an American? You just go to work, you chug-a-chug, you know, do your job,

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watch your paycheck, get sucked up by all the taxes they keep adding. You know, and, and it’s

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just, it’s a sad thing for everybody, for the, for the American people, the working class people,

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especially in this country. You know, everybody’s suffering right now trying to find help. If you’re

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ever a business, good luck trying to get help. You can’t get help anywhere. You know, either people

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can’t go back to work. People aren’t going back to work. There are people that just can’t go back

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to work. Like my wife, she cannot go back to work. We don’t have a place for, we don’t have child

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care for our children anymore due to the situation we have. So that’s one person. But, and then her

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friend is in the same situation. The daycare she used closed down. They don’t have somebody to

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watch her kids. And if she’s not back in the workforce, that’s two people right there. And I

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know that’s not the majority, but I mean, that’s two people right there. So, I mean, it really

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shows you what’s going on in this country and what is, is changed because of, and I’m not sure it’s

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all, it’s not, I hate, I’m not sure it’s all the pandemic. Some of it, yes, some of it not, but,

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you know, you, you know, it’s, it’s, it’s unbelievable what has changed, the cost of

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inflation. You know, the supply chain, all this stuff is affecting the American people.

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And the people that are really going to hurt is, is the working class people and, and, and the

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working class and below. I mean, that, those are the people that are going to, going to feel it.

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And, you know, the government is just, they just don’t care. And all they’re worried about is their

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votes for the midterms. And then in two years after that, their votes for the, the main

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presidential election. And that’s all they’re worried about. And I think that if midterms

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weren’t coming up, I don’t think we would see a change with this gas possibly going down. They’re

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saying they might go down now. I mean, it’s, if the mid, would it, would it be going down if the,

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the election wasn’t coming up? I don’t know. Is it going to, will it change after that? Is it going

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to go back up? I don’t know. So, I mean, it’s, it’s a, it’s a crazy situation that we’re in,

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America is in right now. And it’s 4th of July today. And it’s really sad. It really is. It’s

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sad to what’s going on over in, over in Ukraine right now. That’s been, it’s been 104, I think

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it’s, I think it’s a little more than that actually now. I think it’s like 160, 170 days of war.

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Don’t quote me on that, but I believe it’s 170 days of war right now. It doesn’t look like there’s

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going to be an end in sight. And we’re just going to keep pumping American tax dollars into that,

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just so we don’t have another World War III on our hands. So you have that. So if money’s going over

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there now, you know, the Afghanistan war is over, but all the money that we were going to save is

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going to go to Ukraine now. And possibly you have a situation where we might actually be at war with,

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you know, China, whoever, with stuff going on with that, with the waterways and all that. I mean, it’s

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it’s sad to me as somebody who, you know, I consider myself, you know, a patriot, I guess you

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could say. You know, I’ve never served in the military, unfortunately. I was disqualified, but

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because of surgery I had to have an young child. But, you know, I’ve done as much as I can for

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people, wounded warriors and all that kind of stuff. And friends of mine that have served,

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I have the most respect for anybody in the military. All of my family has served, but me,

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and my father, but my uncles, my aunts, I’m sorry, my uncles, my grandma, one of my

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one of my mother’s aunts was actually a World War II woman. She was one of the

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one of the first women that actually got to serve during World War II. My grandfather was in,

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my uncle was in Vietnam. My other uncle was in Korea. So, you know, a lot of my buddies

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went over to Afghanistan and Iraq. So, you know, the military is very, very close to me.

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You know, not as close as it was, but it served me. But, you know, I really have the most respect

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for the men and women that keep our country free. And it’s a shame that these people in Washington,

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you know, they don’t understand that, you know, these people fought for this country to be free

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and they are just messing it up. You know, those sacrifices should not be in vain. This is the land

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of the free. America is a place of opportunity, you know, all that. And, you know, these people

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in Washington are just messing it up. It’s really a shame. But one of the things I do want to talk

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about on a little more of a, a little more of a happier note, I guess you could say, since we,

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since I got all that about this country ahead of my system. And one, I feel like I said, folks,

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I don’t believe we need to, I don’t think we need like an up, you know, an uprising or, you know,

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start our own country. I don’t believe that. I just think that they’re, you know, I just think

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that we all need to get out and vote, that we all need to, you know, all politicians are the same,

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they all lie. But, you know, I just think that we need to really think about what, what our

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leaders are, who and who and what our leaders are and what they represent. I think we all need to

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really look at the, the term limits. I don’t, I think senators and, and, you know, that should

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have term limits. I don’t believe you should be, you know, I don’t think there should be career

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politicians. I don’t believe that you should have people that have been, you know, in politics for

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70 years that just keep getting reelected in over and over again. I mean, I, in my opinion,

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everything in politics should have a term limit that goes for anything. I mean, anything. And, and,

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and, and I mean, and people say, well, there is term limits. They can only serve, you know,

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somebody that has to be reelected. Now there should be, if a governor and the, if the governor

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and the president, you know, can, can only serve eight years, why do senators and congressmen get

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to serve forever? It just seems like, you know, I think there should be term limits on that sort of

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things. They really should, anything, anything with anything you have to be elected for,

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government-wise, should have to be an echo school board. Like I said, governors, secretaries,

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treasury, all that stuff, all that stuff should have term limits. And from the bottom up to top

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down in any form of government. Because I think that’s the only way that you can really keep

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people honest is, you know, when you can get rid of them. But like I said, you know, I just,

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that’s what I believe in personally. I don’t believe that everybody’s bad. I do think there

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are some good ones out there, but I do believe that, you know, there should be term limits.

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People should not be able to serve 40, 50, 60, 70 years in Congress. And I don’t believe the Supreme

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Court justices should not have a term limit either. I mean, you know, I don’t know, you know,

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why should somebody who’s, like, if you get somebody who’s in their 30s that gets elected

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to the Supreme Court, they could be there for 50 years. I mean, that’s, that’s like monarchy stuff.

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I mean, why, why? I mean, I just don’t understand that. But, but like I said, that’s, that’s my

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feelings on all that stuff. And I do want to get it out there on the podcast because some people

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have mess, reached out to me and we’ve been talking about it. And I just feel that it’s

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a good thing to get out there. Just, just, just, you know, just to think, you know, elections are

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coming up. Just think about who you’re voting for and what they represent, how they’re going to

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affect the country. You know, and that’s, that’s the only thing we can do in a democracy.

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But like I said, folks, on some other stuff that’s not doom and gloom,

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I want to talk about some of the things we’ve been talking about, survival skills and all of that. I

00:17:44.640 –> 00:17:51.920
started watching that show alone on, well, it’s on Discovery Plus, but it’s on, it’s a History

00:17:51.920 –> 00:17:56.400
Channel show, but it’s on Discovery Plus, where the guys, they put people out there and the last

00:17:56.400 –> 00:18:04.320
one kind of standing, you know, is, is the survivor. And any of you guys that are into prepping or,

00:18:04.320 –> 00:18:08.480
not prepping, but really into survival skills and primitive lifestyles and stuff like that,

00:18:08.480 –> 00:18:14.160
I really recommend watching that show. Like I said, I just started watching it recently

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and it really is amazing to me. Some of these guys, the, the guy that was on there that won

00:18:19.200 –> 00:18:28.560
season eight, Clay, just, just a phenomenal hunter, bushman, really knew how to, you know, how to,

00:18:28.560 –> 00:18:34.720
you know, he knew how to hunt. He knew how to, how to trap when his hunting wasn’t working,

00:18:34.720 –> 00:18:41.600
he started trapping. And then he went on to do other things like, you know, he tried fishing

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that wasn’t working. And one of the things you’ll notice about these people in these survival shows

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is that, you know, they never, they never just survive on, on one thing. In the, in the sense

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that, you know, he had his fish, his, his gullet traps in the water and, it’s a fish. And then he

00:19:02.720 –> 00:19:06.720
was also hunting and, you know, the days of the hunting didn’t work, you would have a fish. The

00:19:06.720 –> 00:19:10.400
days that maybe the fish didn’t work, you would hopefully get a rabbit or something with his traps

00:19:10.400 –> 00:19:14.320
or hopefully get a deer or something like that. So, you know, when you’re out in the woods like

00:19:14.320 –> 00:19:20.640
that and food is your, pretty much your main concern is, is not just trying one thing.

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Like I said, he had, he had traps. Like I said, he fished, he hunted. He really did a lot of things

00:19:30.400 –> 00:19:35.920
that, you know, if one didn’t work, so he, he always had food, which was really the main thing.

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One thing I did not realize about a lot of these survival shows is that they can actually kick you

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off for medical reasons. The one lady, they got kicked off because she actually, her body mass

00:19:51.760 –> 00:19:56.800
index dropped below a certain point. I mean, I get some people have, a couple people got kicked off

00:19:56.800 –> 00:20:01.600
because they had frostbite on their toes and, you know, that stuff obviously, you know, you know,

00:20:01.600 –> 00:20:05.680
obviously safety first, but I didn’t realize, but some of these people actually do kick the

00:20:05.680 –> 00:20:10.320
other dog because they lose so much weight. One guy that was on there, Biko, I think it was B-I-K-O,

00:20:10.320 –> 00:20:16.720
I believe his name was, he actually lost like almost, almost like 90 pounds,

00:20:16.720 –> 00:20:22.400
which is like, I think like, like 25% of his body mass. And they finally, you know, they,

00:20:22.400 –> 00:20:26.800
you know, they let him continue. But I mean, that’s a lot of weight. I mean,

00:20:26.800 –> 00:20:32.800
again, he was a little, he was overweight when he got there. He was like about 300, but that’s,

00:20:32.800 –> 00:20:36.640
that’s a lot of weight in only 76 days, 77 days, some of that.

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Excuse me, sorry. But, you know, starvation is, you know, the real thing. And one thing,

00:20:43.680 –> 00:20:46.720
one thing I do want to point out about that is with any of these shows,

00:20:46.720 –> 00:20:50.880
the starvation stuff that they, that these people go through,

00:20:50.880 –> 00:20:58.000
it’s very important to understand that when you are in that situation and you are starving and

00:20:58.000 –> 00:21:03.680
losing weight and, and, you know, and all that, when they actually get you and bring you to land

00:21:03.680 –> 00:21:08.400
or hospital, wherever the heck they’re bringing you, you can’t just like just hand somebody a

00:21:08.400 –> 00:21:13.680
meal and say, here, eat this. You have to actually gradually bring them out of it. David Blaine,

00:21:13.680 –> 00:21:21.440
who was a famous magician, I’m sure a lot of you know who he is. He actually is pretty famous for

00:21:21.440 –> 00:21:26.560
doing a lot of these endurance stunts. And he had said when he did the whole Buried Alive thing,

00:21:26.560 –> 00:21:31.680
I believe it was in, I think it was in like, like not 2001 or something like that,

00:21:33.120 –> 00:21:38.160
he actually said one of the things they had to do was after they pulled him out of the casket,

00:21:38.160 –> 00:21:42.960
you know, they had to rehydrate him and stuff like that. But one of the things they took,

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I think it took like a couple of weeks before he was able to actually eat any kind of solid food,

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because they have to like bring you back into it with fluids. And then, you know, then, you know,

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with fluids by V, then bring you, then, then, you know, liquid diet, and then, then start introducing,

00:22:00.000 –> 00:22:06.000
you know, bland food, like start bringing you kind of out of it. Though it’s a very tough thing. A

00:22:06.000 –> 00:22:13.600
lot of those people, you know, that they get, they get taken, you know, then they have to,

00:22:13.600 –> 00:22:16.720
it takes about, it takes, you know, a couple weeks for them to get kind of back on their feet,

00:22:16.720 –> 00:22:21.680
you know, in the sense, it takes like a week or two for them to really get back in their feet.

00:22:21.680 –> 00:22:26.000
And a lot of, sometimes you, and I’ve actually, I actually knew a couple of guys that,

00:22:26.800 –> 00:22:32.320
that actually served during Vietnam and actually got, were prisoners of war and, you know,

00:22:32.320 –> 00:22:37.200
they got starved pretty bad for that. And they actually, to this day, they have too big of a meal.

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They still kind of get sick. So, you know, it, it’s one of those things where unfortunately you

00:22:41.840 –> 00:22:48.800
have to be, you know, very, very careful with how you handle those sorts of things. As far as

00:22:48.800 –> 00:22:55.760
coming, coming out of that, that situation, making sure that you’re under the proper medical care and

00:22:55.760 –> 00:22:59.680
stuff like that as, as they bring you out of those things. Those, those challenges are actually very

00:22:59.680 –> 00:23:04.080
dangerous. And that’s why they’re very closely monitored. They actually have health checks,

00:23:04.080 –> 00:23:07.600
I think weekly health checks on those show. And then as they get deeper into it, I believe,

00:23:07.600 –> 00:23:11.120
like I said, I believe they check every couple, I believe they start checking every few days or

00:23:11.120 –> 00:23:15.440
something like that. The health check stuff are pretty intense. I know towards the end of some

00:23:15.440 –> 00:23:19.440
of these challenges, especially, I know that you see the people that they get, you know,

00:23:19.440 –> 00:23:23.840
they’re worried that they’re coming and they might pull me for medical purposes or health, you know,

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so it’s a, it’s one of those kinds of things. But it’s one of the things too, when you, when you

00:23:28.400 –> 00:23:34.880
really start looking at those, the survival shows where the alone shows, where you really find the

00:23:34.880 –> 00:23:38.560
first couple of days, the first couple of weeks, you find, you find the kind of the low hanging

00:23:38.560 –> 00:23:42.080
fruit, the people that you know, probably aren’t going to make it, but they’re going to last like

00:23:42.080 –> 00:23:45.840
a week or two. And then like around like four, the shows kind of, you start seeing it for like

00:23:45.840 –> 00:23:50.960
14 days. So the people start tapping out and then, you know, another month or 40 days and the other

00:23:50.960 –> 00:23:57.360
group gets, and then towards like the last couple, you know, last like, you know, 50, 60 days,

00:23:57.360 –> 00:24:01.200
70 days, and when they get the last two, three people that are kind of still either, either

00:24:01.200 –> 00:24:06.560
they’re, either they’re very good or they’re very stubborn or, you know, and you know, always simply,

00:24:06.560 –> 00:24:10.960
I know myself personally, I couldn’t do it. A lot of people have said to me, I should, I should think

00:24:10.960 –> 00:24:15.120
that I could tell you right now, I could never make it. Being away from my wife and kids for that

00:24:15.120 –> 00:24:22.080
many days, 60, 70, one season, 100, 100 and some 110, 120 days, I think it was. I know myself

00:24:22.080 –> 00:24:26.640
personally, I’m not built for that. I couldn’t be away from my family that much. I just couldn’t do

00:24:26.640 –> 00:24:31.120
it. I know I would tap because I would be so lonely and want to be seeing my wife and my kids.

00:24:31.120 –> 00:24:36.960
So I could never, I can never do that. I give credit to any of those guys that can do it. I have

00:24:36.960 –> 00:24:42.160
the utmost respect for those guys, especially the winners, you know, good, good, you know, and good

00:24:42.160 –> 00:24:47.760
for them, you know, they deserve it, but it’s, you know, it has to be incredibly difficult

00:24:47.760 –> 00:24:52.720
and mentally to be away from my family that long. I just couldn’t do it. I know I couldn’t.

00:24:52.720 –> 00:24:58.240
But one thing I will say though, since I, since I have been, I started watching, and we’re gonna

00:24:58.240 –> 00:25:02.000
talk about this on the next couple podcasts. I’m gonna start watching these shows more often

00:25:02.000 –> 00:25:05.600
because I know a lot of people, even though I have been away from the podcast, I’ve been keeping in

00:25:05.600 –> 00:25:10.160
touch with a lot of you guys. And I know a couple of people have asked me about these shows and I

00:25:10.160 –> 00:25:13.680
really haven’t been watching them and I’m going to now because I’m interested in them and I know you

00:25:13.680 –> 00:25:17.760
guys are and it’s a good talking topic and there’s a lot of good questions and stuff I saw that

00:25:17.760 –> 00:25:22.320
we could talk about. So, but some of the other things too that I didn’t realize with,

00:25:22.320 –> 00:25:29.520
is how many of these people don’t bring the right kind of supplies, specifically the one guy, he

00:25:29.520 –> 00:25:34.320
refused to bring a fire starter because he didn’t want to wait because you get 10 items. He didn’t

00:25:34.320 –> 00:25:40.480
want to waste a test so he made a bow drill, which is a great thing by the way, a wonderful tool if

00:25:40.480 –> 00:25:47.200
you’re in the woods to make a bow drill sort of fire. I am all for that but you know in the woods

00:25:47.200 –> 00:25:52.640
like that. I would probably, I would probably bring a fire starter and then make a bow drill too,

00:25:52.640 –> 00:26:03.200
just have a backup. I don’t know if I would trust enough to just be like, okay I’ll just do bow

00:26:03.200 –> 00:26:11.520
drill starting. You get a damp day or a really bitter rain or in the middle of winter, you get

00:26:11.520 –> 00:26:17.120
some damp wood or anything like that or some, or if you’re in an area that doesn’t have good trees

00:26:17.120 –> 00:26:23.040
and you’re in that wood is, you’re in for a, you’re gonna have blisters like you can’t imagine

00:26:23.040 –> 00:26:29.440
trying to get the bow drill started. So I would just, I would probably have, I probably would

00:26:29.440 –> 00:26:35.840
say I’ll take the fire starter anyway, you know have the bow drill too, but some of these people

00:26:35.840 –> 00:26:39.840
just don’t do that because they don’t want to waste that extra item and that’s, a lot of that’s

00:26:39.840 –> 00:26:44.640
a big mistake. One guy, I think it was like 10 or I think it was 12 days where he got fire, I was like

00:26:44.640 –> 00:26:50.720
oh and then the other thing with that too is, is some of these guys finally get the fire started

00:26:50.720 –> 00:26:55.600
and then they got it like, they got this, this and I know when you’re out there you know, you know

00:26:55.600 –> 00:27:00.000
your main thing is survival, but the one, you have like this, this thing where you have to, like the one

00:27:00.000 –> 00:27:04.080
guy had to keep remembering to go back to feed the fish, he was so afraid he was gonna, the fire was

00:27:04.080 –> 00:27:09.520
gonna go out and he wouldn’t have it. So he was, had like this, you know this, this tie down where

00:27:09.520 –> 00:27:13.360
he had to be, make sure he’s back at his camp within so many hours because you know he had to

00:27:13.360 –> 00:27:18.960
make sure he kept feeding that, feeding that, that fire because he was so afraid of it running out and

00:27:18.960 –> 00:27:23.840
you know that, that’s a very tough thing when you’re trying to, especially if you’re trying to

00:27:23.840 –> 00:27:28.400
track something or hunt something and you have to worry about, I gotta leave the trail now to go back

00:27:28.400 –> 00:27:33.360
to put wood in the fire, you know that, that’s a very, very difficult thing and I’m saying that

00:27:33.360 –> 00:27:40.160
and I know, you know it’s easy for us to sit here at home in our air conditioned or our heated house

00:27:40.160 –> 00:27:43.680
and say oh they should have done this, they should have done, because it is, it is very easy to do that

00:27:43.680 –> 00:27:49.920
and you know that’s, I want to be very clear about that because being in our house or being

00:27:49.920 –> 00:27:57.360
out the woods for three, four days is not like being 60, 70 days with, it’s, it’s not. So I do want to

00:27:57.360 –> 00:28:01.760
point that out because a couple, I, I’ve, I really get annoyed people when they say oh I watched those

00:28:01.760 –> 00:28:05.600
shows and then I would have done this, they could have done, they did. It’s very easy to sit here and

00:28:05.600 –> 00:28:12.960
say it when you’re in that situation, you know it’s a whole different ball game. So I just wanted to,

00:28:12.960 –> 00:28:19.280
you know, say those of you listening and you’re saying, you know he’s being hypocritical. I, I get

00:28:19.280 –> 00:28:26.880
it, trust me. I, I 110% get it. Those situations are incredibly difficult and we all don’t know what

00:28:26.880 –> 00:28:32.480
we’re going to do until we’re in them and I do think though that if I was going out there

00:28:32.480 –> 00:28:37.040
and I think I’m going to make another show out of this, maybe we’ll do another show this, what 10

00:28:37.040 –> 00:28:43.120
items I would bring because I think that’d be a really fun show to do, but I think if I would

00:28:43.120 –> 00:28:48.000
definitely, I’d definitely make sure I have fire. I’m definitely going to bring a knife or an axe,

00:28:49.040 –> 00:28:54.880
multi-tools, something like that. You know, I know, you know, there are things you could do,

00:28:54.880 –> 00:29:00.080
a pot I definitely would be bringing, 110% would be bringing a pot. I definitely,

00:29:00.080 –> 00:29:04.080
we’ll be bringing fire starting. I could tell you right now there’d be probably a handful of things

00:29:04.080 –> 00:29:10.000
that we bring in. Definitely tons of paracord. You know, you’re, you’re not going to, you know,

00:29:10.000 –> 00:29:13.520
I hear people all the time say, oh, I waste paracords, you can just make a rope. Yeah,

00:29:13.520 –> 00:29:21.360
good luck with that. You know, you’re starving in the middle of the, in the middle of, you’re,

00:29:21.360 –> 00:29:28.880
you’re gonna start weaving rope to, to make traps. No, not going to happen. I definitely bring a tarp,

00:29:28.880 –> 00:29:32.720
sleeping bag, those sorts of things. You know, I know some people don’t, there are some people

00:29:32.720 –> 00:29:38.560
that don’t bring that stuff and it shocks me because they want to save an item. I definitely

00:29:38.560 –> 00:29:41.840
would be bringing like a blow. I definitely would be bringing, depending on where I was going,

00:29:41.840 –> 00:29:45.520
I’m definitely bringing a sleeping bag. I’m definitely bringing a tarp because don’t forget

00:29:45.520 –> 00:29:50.480
too, a lot of people forget about these things is you also have to make your storage, your, your,

00:29:50.480 –> 00:29:55.280
your shelter. So you’re going to get a couple of days of that before you even get to, you know,

00:29:55.280 –> 00:29:59.840
you got a couple of days of roughing it before you make your permanent shelter and you don’t know

00:29:59.840 –> 00:30:05.840
where you are. So it could be freezing cold, bitter. I mean, that’s, those are, those are

00:30:05.840 –> 00:30:09.600
tough situations because you, you know, the shelter usually comes first, but you’re going

00:30:09.600 –> 00:30:12.880
to have to rough it with a temporary shelter for a few days before you. And let me tell you,

00:30:12.880 –> 00:30:16.880
you go into any place in a rainy season, you’re going to be darn happy. You got a tarp and a,

00:30:16.880 –> 00:30:21.920
decent sleeping bag. Let me tell you, especially if you don’t know. And the other thing too,

00:30:21.920 –> 00:30:26.080
is you don’t know what could happen. Especially when you’re out something like that. I know

00:30:26.080 –> 00:30:30.800
specifically, one time, once I was watching a long time ago, my wife, we liked those shows.

00:30:30.800 –> 00:30:36.000
Somebody had their shelter burnt down and they didn’t, they, she didn’t, she didn’t,

00:30:36.000 –> 00:30:39.040
she didn’t good as she had the sleeping bag and the tarp because I carried her through the last

00:30:39.040 –> 00:30:44.400
four or five days. I will say though, from my wife and I have been watching a lot of these shows and,

00:30:44.400 –> 00:30:47.760
and, you know, because we liked them and because I think they’re going to be fun to talk about in

00:30:47.760 –> 00:30:51.760
the podcast. So some things I do want to talk about. I, I want to take the podcast a little

00:30:51.760 –> 00:30:56.880
bit in a different direction and you’ll see as the weeks go on. I do want to aim it more towards the,

00:30:56.880 –> 00:31:06.080
you know, survival, outdoors, homesteading, financial situations, the news, stuff like that,

00:31:06.080 –> 00:31:13.120
rather than, you know, this whole bunker down and, you know, I don’t want to be that, that Alex Jones

00:31:13.120 –> 00:31:19.520
show. I like, I do, I will say I do like Alex Jones. He is, he, I love why he’s a great character

00:31:19.520 –> 00:31:24.560
on the radio. I think, you know, I, I know some people really like him and really get into him

00:31:24.560 –> 00:31:29.520
and I think he does have a good show and it is entertaining. But I, I think I draw the line

00:31:29.520 –> 00:31:35.440
myself at the entertainment and I don’t necessarily read everything he says into it, but I do,

00:31:36.160 –> 00:31:39.200
you know, I think I find him, I, a lot of people say, what do you think about him? And I say all

00:31:39.200 –> 00:31:45.200
the time, I think he’s very entertaining. Because sometimes I do think he is, I would rate him as

00:31:45.200 –> 00:31:49.760
like a Howard Stern, a modern day Howard Stern, more of a shock jocked type than, than I would

00:31:49.760 –> 00:31:55.840
consider a news person. But that’s, you know, that, that’s how I feel. But I’ve got, and I

00:31:55.840 –> 00:31:58.400
don’t want to get into anything about that. I don’t want to knock somebody else’s show,

00:31:58.400 –> 00:32:02.400
but I’m not, I don’t want to be that person. I want the show to be more fun and about talking

00:32:02.400 –> 00:32:08.640
about archery, talking about, you know, making traps, talking about, you know, fire, you know,

00:32:08.640 –> 00:32:14.800
working in the homestead, hunting, you know, fishing, talking about, you know, like I said,

00:32:14.800 –> 00:32:19.040
financials, money, what to do when you, you know, we’ve done a lot of episodes on what to do if you

00:32:19.040 –> 00:32:22.800
buy a car, what to do if you buy this, what to do if you buy that, you know, what to do to buy a

00:32:22.800 –> 00:32:26.480
house, how to buy a house, how to buy that, you know, I want this show to be more like that rather

00:32:26.480 –> 00:32:32.480
than just, you know, you know, that’s all, you know, just start getting ready for the end of the

00:32:32.480 –> 00:32:36.640
world kind of thing. Because I think, you know, yeah, at the end of the day, folks, and I, one

00:32:36.640 –> 00:32:42.320
thing I’ve talked about this on the show before is, you know, at the end of the day, if, if, if

00:32:42.320 –> 00:32:46.720
the government’s going to roll up to your door with tanks and say, we want your property, there’s

00:32:46.720 –> 00:32:50.080
nothing anybody’s going to be able to do about that. That, that’s just the way, there’s just,

00:32:50.080 –> 00:32:54.080
there’s nothing you can do. I mean, that, that, I mean, people say all the time talking about,

00:32:54.080 –> 00:32:59.040
oh, I’m ready at the end of the day, you know, somebody rolls up to your door with tanks and,

00:32:59.040 –> 00:33:02.800
and, and, and, and a group and a pontoon, a couple of pontoons of Marines, you’re done.

00:33:02.800 –> 00:33:06.400
Okay. So, I mean, I don’t want the show to be about that because that’s not what the show is

00:33:06.400 –> 00:33:13.040
about. Okay. So, but, uh, like I said, my wife and I, we have been going back to what we’re talking

00:33:13.040 –> 00:33:17.680
about. We’re going to be watching some of these shows and I could see like, like a show like Alone,

00:33:17.680 –> 00:33:21.040
I think I would, I wouldn’t, I would be, I couldn’t do it, but if I was going to do it,

00:33:21.040 –> 00:33:25.200
I would do a show like Alone. I couldn’t do something like Naked and Afraid. Um,

00:33:25.200 –> 00:33:32.320
one, I couldn’t be naked with somebody else for that long of a time. I, I like,

00:33:32.320 –> 00:33:39.840
I believe clothes are something we all should, we all should have. And, um, you know, I, I,

00:33:39.840 –> 00:33:43.440
I couldn’t be walking around the woods naked. I couldn’t, like I said, I could see my, I could

00:33:43.440 –> 00:33:48.320
see me if I was going to do a show, um, you know, and Naked and Afraid is only 22 days, whatever,

00:33:48.320 –> 00:33:53.440
but I, I couldn’t, I couldn’t, I couldn’t be naked in the woods. I just wouldn’t be,

00:33:53.440 –> 00:33:57.440
I couldn’t do it. I just, it’s not, I like the show. It’s a great show. I love watching it.

00:33:57.440 –> 00:34:03.120
Um, but yeah, no, I, I couldn’t, Naked in the Woods is not for me. I need clothes, equipment,

00:34:03.120 –> 00:34:08.240
you know, stuff like that. I’m not gonna, you know, I can’t do, yeah, no, that’s not me.

00:34:08.240 –> 00:34:14.560
Definitely not me. Um, but like I said, you know, we’ve watched those shows a lot and like I said,

00:34:14.560 –> 00:34:18.240
we really got into the, the Alone when we were watching that. Like I said, I had been watching

00:34:18.240 –> 00:34:24.560
Naked and Afraid. So we’ll talk about that too as well. One thing I do notice, um, you know,

00:34:24.560 –> 00:34:27.600
we’ll talk about food source and stuff like that, especially on Naked and Afraid. I noticed they get

00:34:27.600 –> 00:34:34.960
mostly get fish, snakes, um, small things. They usually get on Naked and Afraid. On Alone,

00:34:34.960 –> 00:34:38.160
I’ve actually see, they actually, people really, cause they’re there, I guess they have so much

00:34:38.160 –> 00:34:43.360
more time and they’re, well, not naked. They, uh, they do a lot of other stuff. They build boats,

00:34:43.360 –> 00:34:47.840
they build, um, you know, these big elaborate shelters because they’re going to be there for

00:34:47.840 –> 00:34:51.440
a long time where Naked and Afraid is only like, I think it’s only two weeks. Some, some of them,

00:34:51.440 –> 00:34:54.160
yeah, I think some of them now, the new one, my wife and I were watching was only four,

00:34:54.160 –> 00:34:59.440
it’s only two weeks, 14 days. And some people came to survive that. Um, but that’s, I will say that’d

00:34:59.440 –> 00:35:05.920
be tough to be naked for two weeks. And I mean, creepy crawlies, I don’t know about that. I don’t

00:35:05.920 –> 00:35:11.440
mind bugs, but I’m not naked either. So, um, so I think, you know, those kinds of shows are, are,

00:35:11.440 –> 00:35:16.400
so, you know, and they’re fun to watch and it is, you know, and I will say this though, and I do

00:35:16.400 –> 00:35:20.480
want to point this out to anybody. Um, there was the one episode we just watched, the guy,

00:35:20.480 –> 00:35:25.760
um, he recently, he had, he actually only there like six days and he had a tap out cause he had a,

00:35:25.760 –> 00:35:33.360
he was having a heart issue and he actually lied on his, um, on his medical, uh, thing,

00:35:33.360 –> 00:35:37.920
his medical form. And that is, if you’re, if any of you listening, um, do are thinking about

00:35:37.920 –> 00:35:43.440
trying out for one of those shows, um, please, uh, please make sure you’re in good health.

00:35:43.440 –> 00:35:48.080
Don’t risk it. It’s not worth it. I know half a million dollars to win is a lot of money,

00:35:48.080 –> 00:35:53.680
um, for a loan and you get afraid you don’t get anything, but, um, you know, for a loan is a lot

00:35:53.680 –> 00:35:57.280
of money, but, uh, you know, your health is much more important. And if you are thinking about

00:35:57.280 –> 00:36:04.320
trying out for one of those shows, folks, um, do remember that those shows, you have to be in

00:36:04.320 –> 00:36:07.920
perfect health. You can’t be in any heart medication. You can’t be any high blood pressure

00:36:07.920 –> 00:36:15.440
medication. Um, you cannot be on any, you know, psychotropic drugs, anything like that because

00:36:15.440 –> 00:36:20.960
you have to be in a perfect health for those shows. Um, that’s just that you’re not going to

00:36:20.960 –> 00:36:27.360
make the cut. Um, and I’m not trying to discourage anybody, but, um, you know, do remember that you

00:36:27.360 –> 00:36:32.080
do have to be in good health to go on those shows because, um, you know, you’re, you are going to be

00:36:32.080 –> 00:36:36.400
away from medical attention. You’re going to be away from your medications. You are going to be,

00:36:36.400 –> 00:36:40.080
you know, if you’re somebody who has high blood pressure, very high blood pressure, just as all,

00:36:40.080 –> 00:36:42.960
just, I’ll just tell them and run on and I just won’t take it for a few weeks. I’ll be like,

00:36:42.960 –> 00:36:46.800
you know, once, you know, and that may work for you at the beginning and that may work for you,

00:36:46.800 –> 00:36:52.240
but now you may say, well, I miss my medication. I’m fine. That works for you now. But in that

00:36:52.240 –> 00:36:56.800
side of the situation where you’ve been without food for that many days or without, or, or,

00:36:56.800 –> 00:37:02.000
and that kind of high stress and, and your burn through your fat reserves and all you’re, you may

00:37:02.000 –> 00:37:06.880
not think it, but your body being under that much stress, you may not feel it, but your body will

00:37:06.880 –> 00:37:10.960
push your blood pressure up. We’ll put your heart rate up. You’ll put, um, a lot of people don’t

00:37:10.960 –> 00:37:14.560
realize that, um, you know, they think, well, I’m fine without my medicine. I’ll be fine for,

00:37:14.560 –> 00:37:17.680
you know, on the show. Right. And maybe you, maybe you are fine at the beginning,

00:37:17.680 –> 00:37:22.400
but as you get deeper in and you start losing the weight and you start the starvation thing

00:37:22.400 –> 00:37:29.920
and all that, all that other stress starts hitting your body, um, that’s when your ailments will rev

00:37:29.920 –> 00:37:34.720
up from, you know, mild to more severe. Um, and that’s very important to know. A lot of people

00:37:34.720 –> 00:37:42.000
don’t realize that a lot of people, um, you know, especially, um, I know, uh, specifically, um,

00:37:42.000 –> 00:37:48.800
they have said like in certain survival situations where people have say shipwrecked or crashed and

00:37:48.800 –> 00:37:52.240
the people didn’t die from the wreck. They died from hiking out of the woods because they didn’t

00:37:52.240 –> 00:37:58.560
have their medications, the stress, the physical exertion, all that. So, um, you know, that’s where

00:37:58.560 –> 00:38:02.880
you have to really be, you know, concerned. Um, and that’s unfortunately what does a lot of people

00:38:02.880 –> 00:38:10.000
in, in those kinds of situations. So it’s very important that, that you, as the, um, you know,

00:38:10.000 –> 00:38:15.120
as the contestant are honest with these people so that they know, and, and, you know, you’ve got,

00:38:15.120 –> 00:38:19.200
you know, and the other thing too, very important. And I do want to point out too, is, is in those

00:38:19.200 –> 00:38:26.800
kinds of shows, they have a good safety record and the, the people are there, but they’re not.

00:38:26.800 –> 00:38:31.280
And, and, and the reason why I say this to you folks is because, you know, you call for help,

00:38:31.280 –> 00:38:37.600
you know, you’re not going to be, you may not get it as quickly as you may think. Um, you know,

00:38:37.600 –> 00:38:40.160
you’re gonna hit the button and yes, the people are gonna come and they’re gonna help you.

00:38:40.160 –> 00:38:44.720
But if you’re, I mean, and that’s fine if you, you know, hurt yourself, you know, elbow,

00:38:44.720 –> 00:38:49.120
shoulder, maybe a little frostbite, but if you’re having a massive heart attack and you’re in the

00:38:49.120 –> 00:38:54.320
middle of Antarctica or something like that, um, you know, you’re not going to get the proper

00:38:54.320 –> 00:39:01.120
medical attention, um, that you really should get. Um, especially if you’re on one of those shows,

00:39:01.120 –> 00:39:05.440
because they do take you out to remote locations and hospitals are just not as close as they are,

00:39:05.440 –> 00:39:10.880
not as close as they are, they, as, um, you know, when you’re inland. So it’s, uh,

00:39:10.880 –> 00:39:14.000
that’s very important to understand. And I’m not trying to discourage anybody. If you’re in good

00:39:14.000 –> 00:39:17.680
health and you want to try it, I, I encourage you, please do it. Half a million dollars. You can,

00:39:17.680 –> 00:39:21.680
that’s a lot of money. Um, if you can do it, go ahead and try to do it. But, um, if you weren’t in

00:39:21.680 –> 00:39:26.720
in poor, if you do have some health issues, um, you know, do realize that it’s, you know,

00:39:26.720 –> 00:39:30.080
you are going to be out in the middle of nowhere and if you do call for help, they will come for

00:39:30.080 –> 00:39:33.360
you, but it’s going to, it’s, you’re not, and you’re going to have some first responders,

00:39:33.360 –> 00:39:38.800
but you’re not going to be at a cardiac, a cardiac trick, you know, specialty hospital

00:39:38.800 –> 00:39:45.760
in 20 minutes or a half hour. So, um, you know, very, very important. Um, you know, think about

00:39:45.760 –> 00:39:50.320
so, and I encourage you guys to be thinking about going on those shows. And if you are going,

00:39:50.320 –> 00:39:53.760
or if you’re going to be a contestant or have been a contestant, you’re listening,

00:39:53.760 –> 00:39:57.360
reach out to us. We’d love to, I’d love to interview you for the show. Um, but like I said,

00:39:57.360 –> 00:40:02.320
I want to, I want to wrap it up now. Um, fireworks are going off now. So OP the, uh, the wonder dog

00:40:02.320 –> 00:40:07.280
here. Uh, my B goal for those of you that have not listened to past episodes, um, is here and he is

00:40:07.280 –> 00:40:12.160
freaking out over the fireworks. So, uh, I’m going to go ahead and, uh, sit with him for a little bit

00:40:12.160 –> 00:40:16.400
and help him relax a little bit. He doesn’t like the, he does great hunting, but he does not like

00:40:16.400 –> 00:40:21.840
the, uh, the fireworks sound that much. Um, so I want to thank you all for listening and I’m going

00:40:21.840 –> 00:40:26.480
to try to do this as much as we can. So maybe weekly, um, weekly do a weekly show and, um,

00:40:26.480 –> 00:40:30.720
you know, we’re going to really try to take this, uh, you know, really get this going again and

00:40:30.720 –> 00:40:35.680
really have some fun with this if we can. Um, and like I said, I look forward to, uh,

00:40:35.680 –> 00:40:39.840
to putting on more episodes. And if you have any idea for episodes, um, like I said, go to, uh,

00:40:39.840 –> 00:40:45.680, survivalist podcast, and, uh, you know, my emails there,

00:40:45.680 –> 00:40:50.560
email me with ideas for shows, uh, any comments, anything, anything, um, you know, shoot me an email

00:40:50.560 –> 00:40:55.760
and we’ll be happy to do it. And, um, like I said, I will see you on the next episode. Thank you very

00:40:55.760 –> 00:40:56.400